Those ‘Vaccine Passports’

All the news these days is about trials, chaos and the pandemic…..

So let me talk about the pandemic…..

Smoldering in the background of the conspiracy world is the tale of the possible introduction of ‘vaccine passports’.

Confused?

A vaccine passport is proof that you’ve tested negative for or been protected against certain infections. It can be digital, like a phone app, or physical, such as a small paper card. You can carry it with you and show it if required, like before you go into the office, board an airplane, or visit a restaurant, movie theater, or gym.

Vaccine passports, which would allow people with immunity to Covid to prove they were at low risk of spreading the disease, are being investigated by companies and countries around the world. But the proposals have also raised fears among critics that they could underpin an oppressive digital ID system, and put sensitive medical records in the hands of authorities and employers.

Despite the name, a vaccine passport is not a piece of paper; instead, in the most developed versions of the idea, it is an app or similar system that can prove the bearer has been vaccinated, tested positive for Covid antibodies, or recently received a negative test. There would be no need to build and operate a privacy violating centralised database.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jan/15/covid-vaccine-passports-what-are-they-and-do-they-pose-a-danger-to-privacy

There is a push back to this idea…..mostly from the knuckle dragging Trumpites…..

Conservatives are outraged over reports that the Biden administration is considering the adoption of a nationwide “vaccine passport” program that would track one’s vaccination status and allow private companies to restrict entry into spaces from airplanes to restaurants if a person hasn’t been vaccinated. Right-wing pundits quickly reacted by calling the idea an infringement on the “freedom” they hold dear as Americans.

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis blasted the idea and vowed to utilize an executive order to halt it from being implemented in his state. “It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society,” DeSantis stated. “You want the fox to guard the henhouse? I mean, give me a break,” the governor continued. “I think this is something that has huge privacy implications. It is not necessary to do.”

https://www.salon.com/2021/03/30/republican-anger-over-vaccine-passports-ignores-similar-requirement-already-exists/

I think this argument does not hold water…..

The biggest opponent of the ‘passports’ is that idiot that Floridians elected as governor….

Beginning with an executive order while promising legislation soon, Gov. Ron Desantis moved Friday to block the use of “vaccine passports” in Florida. He said the order prohibits the use of such passports “or other standardized documentation for the purpose of certifying an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status to a third party,” NBC reports. Businesses are not allowed to require that customers show documentation that they’ve been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. And governments can’t issue such documentation, the order says. “Vaccine passports reduce individual freedom and will harm patient privacy,” says the governor’s order, which went into effect immediately.

DeSantis urged the Florida legislature on Monday to act against the passports, per the Hill. In a Friday tweet, he said state lawmakers are working to make “permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon.” New York has launched a program through which a QR code is scanned to vouch for vacciation. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said this week that although the government will issue guidance, the administration expects vaccine passports to be developed and used in the private sector.

Like I stated…he is an idiot.

You have to have proof of vaccinations to enter school or to travel internationally….how is this any different?

But here is an article about the ‘passports’……

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that “there will be no centralized universal federal vaccinations database, and no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential.” Instead, the Biden administration has decided to leave it to the states and the private sector to figure this out, with the federal government setting some baseline guidance. As Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to the White House’s Covid-19 response, told CNBC earlier in March, “The public will be more reluctant to get vaccinated if they feel like the government, the federal government is playing too much of a role in that.” Meanwhile, at least one governor, Florida’s Ron DeSantis, has pledged to ban businesses and venues in his state from using any vaccine passport system.

https://www.vox.com/recode/22349266/vaccine-passports-vaccination-record-commpass-walmart-walgreens

How do you feel about this idea?

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14 thoughts on “Those ‘Vaccine Passports’

  1. They are talking about the same thing here, but the backlash is huge. The travel industry and pub industry has a huge lobby in our parliament. Of course, they are arguing ‘loss of jobs’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Happy Easter to you and yours, Chuq! You are discussing a very interesting point. Wasnt there last week one of the former Clinton administration, who said this would erase the democracy?
    I am also this meaning. It always starts with a sheet of paper, and the modern devices and the internet are giving the chance for the international connectivity of different databases. Here ten years in the past we got our firstd passport and identity card with chip. We had the freedom to decide between a additional storage of picture and fingerprints on the chip, Since half an year we have to allow the storage of these identifiers.
    In short the photo may not be taken with normal equipment. Photographers will need a online connection to a official server, and the photo will be uploaded instantly after it has been taken. BTW: Since April the 1th, cash registers in Germany may have a direct connectioin to a secured server. When paying at the cash register, the payment data is immediately uploaded to this server, which finally – again creates a hash identifier. printed on the receipt George Orwell is yjodeling. Lol
    Best wishes, Michael

    1. Happy Easter to you as well.

      Michael for years those ‘rewards cards’ have been taking info and used to force people to look at endless ‘junk mail’…..none of this is surprising… and yes Orwell is laughing his butt off. chuq

      1. Thank you very much, Chuq! That’s right, we already have such a system. But I don’t trust our heads of state with highly personal data. Anyone can pretend to be stupid, but not everyone should be stupid. 😉

      2. Michael one of my favorite quotes is “Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance”…..chuq

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